Upcoming events

Get these dates in your calendar now! More details closer to the date – feel free to contact us and signup to our mailing list info@changeskill.com July 14: “Men ren” closed door training  Aug 11: Workshop – all aspects of Tai Chi Chuan Sep 8: Melbourne Push Hands Open Oct …

Force, Strength and Power

Working my way through the Australian Kungfu Federation’s coaching accreditation, I was reminded of that good old sports science equation: Strength + Speed = Power From the point of view of Tai Chi Chuan, this presents some points of interest. In the Classics, reference is made to “Li” (strength) and “Jin” …

Change to Saturday classes

Saturday classes are now on demand – this means that if you’d like to attend, you must let us know beforehand (anytime before the Saturday in question!). Contact phil.brown@changeskill.com or text 0458 980 289. This change helps to facilitate changing student and scheduling requirements, and will hopefully be temporary – …

Melbourne Push Hands Open

Sunday September 8th is the date for this pushing hands competition in Melbourne Australia, to be held at Brunswick East Scout Hall, 213a Weston St., East Brunswick. The event is to provide a platform for our students & other interested people to test their skills in an open competition format …

Gin, Jin, Jing, Chin?

In Thai “Jing jing” means “really true”, so for example “Aroy jing jing” means “that really is delicious!”. The Tai Chi Newbie may jar a little when they are told that Gin is at the heart of Chinese internal martial arts. Others, typically with some background in Qigong, might say …

Internal and External

Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese internal martial art, listed as part of the ‘Nei jia quan‘ (‘Internal family boxing’). As such it contrasts with external martial arts (‘Wai jia quan’, where ‘Wai’ translates as ‘External’). The distinction may be traced back to the 17th century, although my teacher points …